To create the next great one-design class, the New York Yacht Club (NYYC) has partnered with Melges Performance Sailboats along with other industry leaders, including Mills Design, North Sails and Westerly Marine. The IC37 was developed to carry the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup, the world’s premiere Corinthian competition, into its second decade. But interest in the boat has spread well beyond the current and former Invitational Cup participants. Sailors around the world are extremely eager to get their hands on this new boat.


an evolution of the principal philosophy

The Melges IC37 Class Association rules will include top-notch Corinthian competition in matched one-design boats. With the exception of one bona fide boat captain, the crew will be all World Sailing Group 1 (amateur) sailors. The combination of sails constructed to a common design by industry leader North Sails and hulls built to exacting tolerances by Westerly Marine, one of the world’s most respected and capable boatbuilders, will ensure a level platform previously unseen for boats this size. The innovative class structure will establish a new paradigm for true one-design racing.